Horton International

Bjorn Agotnes

Managing Partner
Bjorn Agotnes

Bjørn is a Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board at Horton International in Norway. Bjørn was a founder of the Norwegian branch of Horton International in 2000. He is engaged in executive search and recruitment of top management and board members for international companies in Norway and Norwegian companies in Europe. His clients include international corporations, PE-funds and major, locally owned companies with strong brands. His experience includes leading positions in Choice Hotels and LOOC (the organizing committee for the Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer in 1994). In addition, he has been the manager and chief press officer for the Norwegian national alpine ski team. Before starting up Horton International in Norway he held a Partner role in an internationally oriented media company which he started up and sold out. 


  • “Best Practice” - how to use personality tests for selecting the right candidates, cooperation with students, published as a Masters assignment at BI Norwegian School of Management.

Professional Activities

  • Board member Arena Group ASA
  • Vice President of the Board Masai - Scandinavia AS
  • Chairman of the Board - Horton International Norway AS


  • BI Norwegian School of Management

Industry Expertise

  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial, Manufacturing
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Retail, Fashion and Luxury Goods
  • Technology
  • Hospitality and Leisure
  • Real Estate
  • Sport

Functional Expertise

  • Executive, Board Appointments
  • General Management
  • Finance
  • Sales and Marketing

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Danish
  • Swedish
  • Norwegian

Office Location

Drammensveien 49
Oslo 0271

Tel. +47 930 30 200
Mob. +47 930 30 200

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